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Barron, Clarence Walker

(Encyclopedia) Barron, Clarence Walker bâr´n, 1855–1928, American financial editor, b. Boston. He worked on the Boston Daily News, then on the Evening Transcript, and in 1887 founded the Boston News…

Huxtable, Ada Louise

(Encyclopedia) Huxtable, Ada Louise hk´stbl, 1921–2013, American architecture critic, b. New York City as Ada Louise Landman, grad. Hunter College (1941). As architecture critic for the New York…

Walter Mossberg

Name at birth: Walter Stephen MossbergA self-described "anti-techie technology writer," Walt Mossberg writes the influential weekly column "Personal Techology" for The Wall Street Journal. Mossberg…

Murdoch, Rupert

(Encyclopedia) Murdoch, Rupert (Keith Rupert Murdoch), 1931–, Australian-American publishing magnate. Combining sensationalist journalism (often reflective of his generally hawkish, strongly…

Rupert Murdoch

Name at birth: Keith Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch inherited a small Australian newspaper in 1952 and aggressively turned it into one of the biggest media corporations in the world: the News…

Dow Jones Average

(Encyclopedia) Dow Jones Average, indicators used to measure and report value changes in representative stock groupings on the New York stock exchange. There are four different averages—industrial…

2005 George Polk Awards

The George Polk Awards in Journalism, administered by Long Island University, honors excellence in print and broadcast journalism. The award was esablished in 1949 and named for CBS correspondent…

2005 National Journalism Awards

The Scripps Howard Foundation sponsors the annual National Journalism Awards, honoring the best in print, Web and electronic journalism and journalism education. Investigative Reporting Walt…

Margaret Warner Biography

Margaret WarnerTV news reporter A graduate of Yale University, Warner was a reporter for The Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor, The San Diego Union, and The Wall Street Journal. In 1983 she…

Timothy Geithner

Timothy Geithner was the Secretary of the Treasury under U.S. President Barack Obama from 2009-13. Geithner spent much of his childhood overseas; his father, Peter Geithner, worked for the Ford…